Right from the start, the year 2020 is pushing for a seriously chic look for all the future brides. The on-trend style is that every style goes, from casual and unconventional to full-on sophisticated glam.
The biggest wedding gown trends of 2020 are not only pushing the envelope but they’re also emphasising individuality and self-expression. Options aren’t only limited to traditional white dresses only, but now include every colour, length and silhouette. This means more sparkle, sheer backs, jumpsuits, bridal blazers, shoulder-baring sleeves, hidden pockets, polished pantsuits and convertible dresses with removable layers for two different looks on the big day.
If this is the year you’re planning your nuptials, here’s a peek at some of the biggest current trends.
There’s no better excuse to be utterly romantic than on the day you say your I do’s! And, rarely anything speaks romance better than an abundance of ruffles which are having a huge comeback this year. One visible tendency is tiered tulle or organza skirts that are also a spectacular replacement for long trains. Cascading ruffles add a serious note of drama to any dress, be it strapless or with spaghetti straps, and are surely hard to resist.
Sparkles and shimmer
The wedding day is no time to be shy when it comes to glitz and glamour. One of the most sought-after trends this year is all-over sparkles and shimmer. Regardless of the cut and style, any bride would look gorgeous in a glimmering gown whirling on a dance floor. The dress usually incorporates iridescent embroidery, glittery threads, metallic-foiled tulle, elaborate beading and other blingy details which makes them perfect both in afternoon weddings as well as glamourous evening bashes. Combined with soft, shiny satin and big side slits, these wedding couture dresses catch all the light and leave the guests breathless!
According to styles seen at late 2019 bridal fashion shows, feathered gowns are a hit this year. It is a brave move and a bold statement, but it can be elegantly styled and presented in a more subtle manner such as designing a gown that only has feathers along the waistband or bottom hemline.
However, if you’re in love with the look, embrace it fully and have a long, plummed skirt, a mermaid dress with feather organza ruffles or even a bold, short statement mini with a satin top and feathered skirt. There’s practically no limitation to the creative thought. It is no wonder, then, that Raffles Milan new Bachelor of Arts degree in fashion design teaches future designers to unleash their creative energy and find common grounds between the classic styles and the extremes of experimentation. Fashion design is an unpredictable territory so it’s necessary to be able to cope with and measure up to the outside world where thousands of cultures rule, from ethno and pop to haute couture, to successfully pull out a wedding couture style.
Short and cute
Short and cute is a great option for those brides who don’t see themselves in a floor-grazing gown. Current trends are showing more and more shorter-length dresses that are not only ideal for modest courthouse ceremonies, but also for casual or vintage-inspired wedding affairs. They also come in a variety of styles and colours and often have pockets and feature a flattering A-line, a strapless bodice with a sweetheart neckline. Moreover, if a bride is proud of her killer legs, this is a perfect opportunity to show them off with a gorgeous pair of high heels!
In the previous years, most brides wouldn’t go further than a blush pink when it comes to the dress colour, but now, that is all changing. In the spirit of true individuality, brides are reaching for rich green tones, emeralds, fuchsia and varieties of blue that conveniently check off “the something blue” box.
Taking inspiration for Diane Keaton’s take on Annie Hall, classy wedding suits are replacing dresses for some brides. There are ways to embrace this trend, from elegant trousers, jumpsuits, cigarette slacks, feminine blouses with dramatic trains and oversized bows to long bridal blazers and even shorts.
Florals and blossoms
The ever-lasting feminine symbol of blossom hasn’t lost its power even in this year so colourful floral designs and prints can be seen especially in spring and summer weddings. There’s practically no way you can go wrong with a cool girly twist on a traditional bridal gown by incorporating delicate pastel blossoms, dreamy watercolour botanicals, or bold, oversized embroideries and 3D flowers.
The key to finding your perfect wedding dress lies in finding what works for you and what makes you most comfortable. Every bride should feel like herself on her wedding day and if that means sticking with the classic and traditional, then be it. If it means being bold, do it! Whatever you choose, staying true to yourself is always in style.